VISION & MISSION
WHAT WE BELIEVE.
Trinity Bible Church of Dallas exists to glorify God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, by helping each individual and family grow in fervent love for God, love for one another and for those without Christ, both locally, regionally & globally. We seek to accomplish this through the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ, discipleship, evangelism and through the careful teaching and expositional preaching of obedience to God’s Word of Truth.
One of our main goals is that our church families would be a lighthouse to the nearby community in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and beyond.
We Believe . . .
1. The Bible is the inspired, inerrant, infallible Word of God, authoritative for faith, and completely sufficient for life and godliness in the Person of Christ Jesus (2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:19-21).
2. The one true God eternally exists in Three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19).
3. Jesus Christ offered Himself as our Substitute on the cross (1 Peter 2:24) and His shed blood paid the penalty for our sin (Romans 3:21-26; 2 Cor. 5:21).
4. Our Lord Jesus Christ was bodily resurrected (1 Corinthians 15:4) and that His return is imminent (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
5. The Gospel is the only means by which God the Father saves sinners thru Jesus Christ and we must proclaim that message to a dying world (Romans 1:16-17; Romans 10:14-17).
6. Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ Jesus alone (Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; Acts 4:12; 1 Tim. 2:5).
7. All who receive the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior by faith are declared righteous by God on the basis of Jesus’ shed blood and receive eternal life as a free gift (Romans 3:24; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9).
8. All believers are to walk by the Spirit, not the flesh, performing good deeds which glorify Christ (Galatians 5:16-26; Ephesians 2:10).
9. Discipleship is critical to the growth and building up of the Body of Christ, and is most effective when conducted in small groups or one-on-one (2 Tim. 2:2).
10. Evangelism is commanded by our Lord Jesus Christ to reach a lost world (Matt. 28:18-20).
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.”
At Trinity Bible Church of Dallas we strive to build a community of joyful and obedient believers in Jesus Christ who love God and His Word, love one another, and love those without Christ by bringing them the Good News of salvation in Jesus Christ.
TO EXALT GOD BY HELPING EACH PERSON FERVENTLY LOVE GOD AND OTHERS; AND TO HELP
MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL PEOPLE.
This mission encompasses the two Great Commandments (Mark 12:28-31) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). To help the local church attain this mission, God entrusts the leadership and oversight of the church to a plurality of godly men (elders) who are subject to Christ (the Head) and to the Scriptures (Acts 20:17, 28; 1 Tim. 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; Heb. 13:17; 1 Pet. 5:1-4).
We believe that God has established specific timeless and trans-cultural roles for men and women, both in the church and in the home. Leadership in both spheres is entrusted to men (1 Cor. 11:3; 1 Tim. 3:1-7; Eph. 5:22-24).
OUR FIRST PURPOSE: TO HELP PEOPLE OBEY THE FIRST GREAT COMMANDMENT: TO EXALT GOD BY HELPING EACH PERSON GROW TO LOVE GOD FERVENTLY.
· To love God, a person must enter a personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ and repentance from sin. Thus understanding and believing the gospel is foundational (John 3:1-21).
· God’s Word of Truth is our only standard and unchanging authority for faith, life, and godliness. In light of this, we seek to teach the Bible accurately with the aim of exalting God, humbling sinners, and equipping the saints for obedience and service (1 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Tim. 4:1-5; Eph. 4:11-16). We can only love God to the degree that we know Him as He has revealed Himself in His Word, and to the extent that we have humbled our hearts before Him in repentance and submission (Acts 3:18-26).
· God seeks those who worship Him in spirit and truth (John 4:23-24). Corporate worship should be joyful, reverent, and heartfelt, in line with biblical truth (the Psalms, Eph. 5:19-20). To this end, we seek to utilize both the doctrinally sound hymns of the faith from past generations and the contemporary songs, hymns, and spiritual songs that promote devotion, reverence, and love for God in line with His revealed truth (Psalm 150, Col. 3:16).
· Remembering the Lord’s death through the Lord’s Supper is an important part of worship. We seek to celebrate the Lord’s Supper on a weekly basis (Acts 2:42, 1 Cor. 11:23-34).
· Stewardship of the material resources God entrusts to us is an important measure of our love for God and faithfulness to Him (Matt. 6:21; Luke 16:10-13). We do not ask anyone to give. We believe the offer of the Gospel is free, therefore we do not pass the offering plate in the morning worship services. We believe that God owns 100 percent of all that we have, He will support His work through the saints, and that we must prayerfully, conscientiously invest it in His kingdom. Thus we urge each person to give to God’s work in this church and to world missions generously and cheerfully, as He has prospered them (1 Cor. 16:2; 2 Cor. 8 & 9; 1 Tim. 6:17-19).
OUR SECOND PURPOSE: TO HELP PEOPLE OBEY THE SECOND GREAT COMMANDMENT: TO EXALT GOD BY HELPING EACH PERSON GROW TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER MORE FERVENTLY.
· In order for genuine love and caring to take place, we must get to know one another in more than a superficial way. This means spending time together not only on Sunday mornings, but in smaller groups or one-on-one throughout the week. The early church gathered in a large meeting for worship and instruction, but also from house to house (Acts 2:42, 46). Thus we urge and encourage each member to get involved
with other members on a personal level for mutual growth and care.
· Love for one another in the local church requires both practical good deeds (Eph. 2:10; Titus 2:14; 1 John 3:16-17) and working through relational conflicts (Matt. 5:23-24; 18:15-20). This must be done with a commitment both to biblical unity and to important biblical truth (Eph. 4:3, 13, 15, 25). We must bear with one another on minor personality, doctrinal, and/or methodological differences and have a charitable spirit (Rom. 12:10; Gal. 6:2; Phil. 2:1-4; 4:2, 5). On major doctrinal or methodological issues, we must seek to come to consensus through open, biblically based discussion (Acts 15:1-29). If separation over doctrine or methodology occurs, all parties concerned should seek to speak and act in love towards one another (Acts 15:36-41; 1 Cor. 9:6; 2 Tim. 4:11).
· Elders should be respected and obeyed as those chosen and entrusted by God with the souls of the flock (1 Pet. 5:1-5; Heb. 13:17).
· It is an act of love to confront a brother or sister who is in doctrinal or moral error, and as a last resort, to remove an unrepentant person from the church (Gal. 2:11-14; 6:1; 1 Cor. 5:1-13).
· Church discipline must be exercised, when necessary, by the elders to cleanse and purge the Church of error, both moral and theological (Matt. 18:15-22; Titus 3:10).
· It is to God’s glory to reflect in our local fellowship the reconciling power of His love through racial and cultural diversity (Acts 13:1; 16:14-34; Col. 3:11). The church is the family of God, (1 Tim. 3:15). Families are made up of a variety of ages and personalities, therefore, rather than targeting one segment of society, we deliberately aim to include young and old, rich and poor, and the ethnic diversity of our community (Col. 3:11).
· Believers are to model and demonstrate the fruits of the Spirit of God to those within the Body and those in the world (Gal. 5:22-26; 1 Peter 2:12; 2 Peter 3:11).
OUR THIRD PURPOSE: TO HELP PEOPLE FULFILL THE GREAT COMMISSION: TO MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL PEOPLE.
· Fulfilling the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20) is the ultimate reason the Lord has left His church on this earth. Thus we must keep outreach, both locally, regionally and globally, at the heart of all we do.
· We seek to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ locally, both from the pulpit and through a Spirit-filled, equipped membership (Mark 16:15; 1 Cor. 9:16, 23; Eph. 4:11-16; 1 Pet. 3:15).
· We seek to be a lighthouse to the nearby community, colleges, businesses and homes (Our “Jerusalem,” Acts 1:8).
· We seek to raise up workers who are called by God to be sent out cross-culturally into His wheat harvest, so that every people group may hear the Good News, that Christ Jesus came into this world to save sinners (Matt. 9:38; Acts 13:2-4; 1 Tim. 1:15).
· We seek to support those who go on missions with the Gospel through frequent prayer, faithful communication, and generous giving (Col. 4:3; 3 John 7-8; 2 Cor. 8 & 9).
· Discipleship, whether in a small group or one-on-one, is at the very core of Christian growth and used by God in the process of sanctification (2 Tim. 2:2).